Office of Co-Curricular Engagement and Learning

Vice Chairperson - Vancouver Island Leadership Conference


Oversaw VILC planning, aided Chair in leading team, coordinated logistics, honed leadership skills, and achieved conference goals.

Position Overview

The Vice Chairperson for the Vancouver Island Leadership Conference (VILC) plays a crucial role in the successful planning and execution of the conference. This individual works closely with the Chairperson to guide and lead the conference team, ensuring that all members are aligned with the conference's objectives and working efficiently towards them. The Vice Chairperson is responsible for overseeing the planning process, which includes coordinating logistics such as venue selection, scheduling, and resource allocation. They also assist in problem-solving and decision-making, providing support to the Chair and stepping in when necessary. The position requires someone with strong leadership skills, as the Vice Chairperson is expected to motivate the team and help maintain a collaborative and productive environment. Additionally, the Vice Chairperson is tasked with achieving the conference goals, which involves monitoring progress, adjusting strategies as needed, and ensuring that the event meets the expectations of all stakeholders. This role is pivotal in creating a successful leadership conference that provides value to its attendees and sponsors.

Position Requirements

  • Proven experience in event planning and management,
  • Strong leadership and team management skills,
  • Excellent organizational and coordination abilities,
  • Proficiency in project management software (e.g., Asana, Trello),
  • Familiarity with conference registration software (e.g., Eventbrite, Cvent),
  • Competence in budget management and financial tracking,
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal,
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams,
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement and community outreach,
  • Knowledge of marketing and promotional strategies for events,
  • Understanding of contract negotiation and vendor management,
  • Capability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines,
  • Problem-solving skills and adaptability in dynamic environments,
  • Experience in facilitating workshops or educational sessions,
  • Familiarity with the local business and leadership community.

Graduate Attributes Associated

  • Technological Literacy
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Disciplinary Expertise
  • Capacity to Engage in Respectful Relationships
  • Ethical Reasoning

Sign Up Directions

Contact Telanie Moolman at for more information.